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CRS: Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and

Authors: Elizabeth B. Bazan, Gina Marie Stevens, and Brian T. Yeh
May 17, 2006


This CRS report focuses on US Government attempts to collect and analyze information on telephone calling patterns within the United States. The report summarizes statutory authorities regarding access by the Government, for either foreign intelligence or law enforcement purposes, to information related to telephone calling patterns or practices, and discusses statutory prohibitions against accessing or disclosing such information, along with relevant exceptions to those prohibitions.

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